Your Gypsy Wagon
The Bow Top Wagons are the direct descendents of the original
Bender Tents and the later Showmans a fine example of its type.
The Open Lot is built on a dray which is about 100 years old.
The front is covered by canvas doors the top and sides
insulated with felt.
The Door and Windows Bow-Top is slightly older and has wooden
wheels. The front is closed in with a divided stable door.
The Showmans was built in 1910 and has recently been completely
restored and reburnished.
Inside Your Gypsy Wagon
There is electricity to the Wagons, with outside and inside
lights, power points, a kettle and an electric radiator.
For Those Colder Nights the original Queenie coal burning Stoves
and the Showmans larger Valet stove will keep you toastie in
tempertures down to -10°C.
In the cute cupboards you will find all the things you need
to make hot drinks, you will also find an assortment of trays with legs
and padded bottoms, so you can eat your Breakfast in bed if you
The Bowtop wagons sleeps a cosy twosome. Whilst the Showmans can
also accomodate up to 2 children in a seperate double bed
especially created to be fun for smaller people.
The bed will be made up with Satin bedding on a merino sheep's
wool duvet and duck down pillows. The Bowtop beds are slightly
smaller than a standard double so those of you over 6' 2'' may not
be able to lie out flat and therefore may prefer to book the
Showmans with it's standard double bed.
If you want, the Bowtop beds can easily be pushed back into a
comfy sofa in the day time. Whilst the bigger Showmans has a
seperate lounge area.
The Camp Fire
There is as much fresh air, peace, quiet and views as you can
soak up and if you are lucky a Kingfisher or two may flash
On old mill stones there are places to light camp fires to
keep you warm and also to toast marshmallows. There is a table and chairs with candles, if you want
to dine alfresco. Slung between two Brookside trees you will find a
hammock big enough for 2.
Beside the wagon you will find all the fire lighting materials
and coal for the inside stoves and logs for the outside fire. There
is also a Stew Pot and A flat Gypsy griddle pan so, if you choose,
you can cook over your outside fire too.
The Cabin facilities
Between the Wagons you will find the leaded window cabin.
Behind the window boxes there are 2 large hot showers with fluffy
towels provided and a heated towel rail, a washbasin, a fridge with
your Organic milk and where you can chill your own drinks etc.
There is even a kitchen sink. All this is centrally heated for the
You will also find available, some Wildlife and
Local Interest books and Maps, for you to borrow. during your
stay. Biodegradable Aloe Vera Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel
are here for you to use during your stay, we save some of the water
for the vegetables you'll see around and about.... so you really
don't have to bring anything except some tooth paste and a tooth
Oh and there is also a hair drier behind the curtain, under the